About The Wine
The Entity is John Duval's attempt to craft more elegant rendition of Barossa Shiraz that stays true to regional expression.
The fruit is selected from great old vineyards across a variety of the Barossa's sub-regions, Duval looking for balance and a more controlled version of Shiraz from the region - something he became famous for during his days as Head Winemaker for Penfolds.
The 2016 looks in very good form. With 97 points from James Halliday and 95 points from Campbell Mattinson, this is the sort of wine that forms the cornerstone of a cellar.
A classic wine that you can bank on for a minimum of a decade given the right conditions.
About John Duval
John Duval is an international winemaking legend, and one of our country's bonafide wine superstars. For 29 years he was a winemaker (16 years as chief) at Barossa Valley winery Penfolds, and was responsible during that time for putting together Grange and his signature wine, the RWT.
For the last decade plus, Duval has spent his time traversing the globe, making high-quality wines in Europe, the North-West of the USA and even Chile. But his love remains the Barossa Valley, with his private label wines representing a chance to try some stunning wines at very reasonable prices.
Now with his own label (established in 2003) in full-flight and his son Tim stepping into the family business, John's legacy as one of the Barossa Valley's finest winemakers of his generation continues to grow.